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The soda tax comes to Connecticut

Following a move that proved disastrous for independent grocers in Philadelphia, some Connecticut lawmakers and organizations are looking to institute a 1 cent per ounce tax on all sweetened beverages including soda and sports drinks like Gatorade.

Malloy’s First Five program to finally get public oversight?

Since it began in 2011 Gov. Dannel Malloy’s controversial First Five program has awarded $381.6 million in grants and tax credits to major Connecticut companies and it has done so with virtually no public oversight.

But that might change if a bill backed by state Comptroller Kevin Lembo is able to jump the legislative hurdles and get Malloy’s signature.

1,030 state retirees have pensions over $100,000

Over one thousand retired state employees are receiving six-figure pensions, a nine-fold increase since 2010 when only 110 retirees received six-figure pensions.

According to data from the state comptroller’s office the six-figure pensions for 1,030 retired state employees adds up to $120.1 million per year.

Looking away from the elephant for a moment

Connecticut has too much red tape, and this year lawmakers from both parties are taking action to cut it.

Unemployment for people ages 25 to 34 in Connecticut is abysmal, one of the 10 worst states and in close competition with Mississippi. This depressing statistic should motivate reform, especially the need to cut red tape for people starting their careers.

Red tape hurts people starting careers

Connecticut is known for having its fair share of red tape. But did you know Connecticut has layers of red tape for people trying to start a career? This is troubling given the sad state of job creation in Connecticut. Over the past 25 years, Connecticut had the...

Governor’s budget $153 million over the state spending cap

Gov. Dannel Malloy proposed definitions earlier this year to finally implement the 25-year-old constitutional spending cap. His budget chief admitted Monday that, unless lawmakers pass the administrations’ proposed definitions, his proposed budget will exceed the existing cap by $153 million.

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